Purpura Family History

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Purpura Name Meaning

Italian: from Latin or dialect purpura ‘red’, ‘purple’, in some cases probably a nickname for someone with a florid complexion. It could have denoted a bishop or cardinal, with reference to the color of their robes, but is perhaps less likely to have survived as a surname from this source, or it may have been a metonymic occupational name for someone who dyed cloth or made ecclesiastical robes.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Prior, Purser, Portera, Perra, Perna, Gruca, Porpora, Pupa, Arruda

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Purpura Family Origin

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Purpura Family Occupations

What did your Purpura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Purpura. 18% of Purpura men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Purpura women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Purpura were Tailor and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Tailor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Operator
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Seamstress
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Purpura Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Purpura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Purpura census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Purpura. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 916 military records available for the last name Purpura. For the veterans among your Purpura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Purpura Life Expectancy

What is the average Purpura lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Purpura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Purpura in 1955 was 60, and 79 in 2004.

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